Palo Santo, Holy Wood Incense Sticks (Pack of 6, 12, or 20)
Palo Santo (Bursera graveolens) is an intensely aromatic tree native to South America. A relative of frankincense and myrrh, Palo Santo has a sweet scent with hints of vanilla, mint, and citrus. Its name translates to "Holy Wood" in Spanish, and has been used by saints and shamans alike for centuries. When burned, Palo Santo releases a fragrant smoke which many believe to uplift energy and aid in spiritual purification. Use it to promote calm, relieve stress, and dispel misfortune. Burn it before meditation, to clear thoughts or focus concentration.
Our Palo Santo is sustainably sourced from the dry tropical forests of South America, where it is gathered from fallen limbs- never live trees. Due to the natural variation in the wood, please expect some differences in size and density in your incense bundle.
Choose from a pack of 6, 12, or 20 pieces of our premium Palo Santo. Each stick measures approximately 4 inches long and 1/2 inch wide. As with many natural products, some variations may occur.
For the 12 Pack and 20 Pack bags, each bag may contain about half hand-cut pieces and half milled pieces. The hand-cut brings a more natural look and feel to the incense while the milled uses more of the wood to reduce waste. There is no difference in burning time or aroma when it comes to how the wood is cut.
Hold Palo Santo over an open flame, tilting the end down at a 45-degree angle and slowly rotating the stick so that all sides are exposed. Once lit, let the wood burn visibly for 20-30 seconds, relighting as necessary. Blow out the Palo Santo stick and allow it to smolder.
Because of Palo Santo's particular resinous quality, the embers will self extinguish after a few minutes. This means the wooden incense can be relit and enjoyed many times!
Remember to always follow good fire safety practices.